Tour in Bhutan is famous tour in Bhutan Unsurprisingly, most people know very few facts about Bhutan and for good reason. Surrounded by the Himalayas and sandwiched between China and India, Bhutan has deliberately remained closed off to maintain its old traditions. Despite being an impoverished country, the cost to visit Bhutan is set exorbitantly high to discourage influence from outside countries; even television and internet access were banned until 1999. Enjoy these Bhutan facts for a small glimpse into one of Asia most mysterious countries. With only around 14,800 square miles (38,400 square kilometers) of territory,Bhutan is roughly half the size of Indiana just slightly smaller than Switzerland. Druk Yul the local name for Bhutan means Land of the Thunder Dragon. In 2010, Bhutan became the first country in the world to ban the production and sales of tobacco products.Smoking in public areas is illegal, however, tobacco can be used in private. In 1916, the first King of Bhutan called tobacco the most filthy and noxious herb.In a push to modernize, the King of Bhutan finally allowed television and internet access into the country in 1999. Bhutan was among the last countries in the world to adopt television.The king warned that misuse of television could corrupt their old traditions. Bhutan has a mandatory national dress code. Men wear knee-length traditional garments and women must wear ankle-length dresses. The colors are determined by social class and status. The University of Texas at El Paso used Bhutanese architecture as an influence to design its campus. Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure national happiness by way of an index known as Gross National Happiness. Rather than place emphasis solely on productivity and Gross Domestic Product, Bhutan attempts to track the happiness of its population. The United Nations bought into the idea in 2011 and is working to develop an indicator that encompasses social, health, and environmental wellness into an index rather than just economic concerns. Despite a focus on internal happiness, the Bhutanese government has been accused of numerous human rights violations against the ethnic minorities living there; many were forced out of the country or into refugee camps. The US accepted 30,870 Bhutanese refugees between 2008 and 2010. Bhutanese receive free education from the government. A heavy emphasis is placed on Buddhist teachings. Most schools have an English curriculum. Inheritance (land, house, and animals) is generally passed to the eldest daughter rather than the eldest son. A man often moves into the home of his new wife until he can earn his keep. Polygamy is legal, however, the practice is not common. Bhutanese are forbidden to marry foreigners. The national sport of Bhutan is archery.The state religion of Bhutan is Vajrayana Buddhism. Vajrayana follows tantric Buddhist texts. At a Glance Area 47, 000 sq. Km. Capital: Thimpu. Continent: South Asia. Seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. Language: Dzongkha. Currency:Ngultrum. Population: (2009 approx.) 683,407 Religions: Buddhism. Depart at any time.
Day 01: Paro (1D) Arrive at any time and transfer to hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome dinner and visit the Rimpung Dzong, a school for monks, and take an orientation walk in the town.
Day 0 2: Punakha Valley (2B,2L,2D) Drive to Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass and enjoying stunning views of the Himalayas through flickering prayer flags.
Day 0 3: Hike to Punakha Dzong, a monastery and fertility shrine. Also visit the town of Wangdue, and walk through rice terraces and forests to Khamsum Yueley Chorten, a shrine built by the Queen of Bhutan.
Day 0 4: Gangtey Valley (2B,2L,2D Travel to Gangtey, visiting the village of Khewa en route.
Day 0 5, walk to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa, known to hold the most sacred relics in Bhutan. Afterward, visit the community school, then walk across Phobjikha Valley to the Khewa Valley and visit an old temple to make an offering.
Day 0 6: Thimpu (1B,1L,1D) Drive to the capital to visit the National Library, Memorial Chorten and the Institute for Zorig Chusum, an Arts and Craft school where we can watch students working with paints, clay, woodworking and other traditional arts. Options for shopping at the art school and throughout the Capital--be sure to visit the post office to have personalized stamps made with you picture.
Day 0 7: Haa Valley (1B,1L,1D) Drive to one of the most remote and sacred valleys in Bhutan via the Chelela Pass. At the pass, hike to Kila Goempa Nunnery which clings to a rocky cliff. After, drive to the valley, and visit Wangchuk Lo Dzong shrine and the Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple) and Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple).
Day 8-9: Paro (2B,2L,2D) Return to Paro and visit the ruined fortress of Drukgyal Dzong. Embark on a vigorous hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the most venerated pilgrim site of the Himalayan world. Gasp at the stunning view from this monastery, which clings to the rock towering 900 metres above the valley. Later, visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple and the local archery grounds.
Day 10 Paro (1B)Fly back to destination.
8 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD100-150 for meals not included.)
Comfort hotels/lodges (9 nts).
Private vehicle, walking, hiking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail.
You need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
Your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan.